Author: Owen Marshall
Publication date: 16/06/2021
A new selection of absorbing storeis from a long and distinguished career.
Chosen by the author from his thirteen previous collections, this latest selection of stories includes ‘Coming Home in the Dark’, the inspiration for a new feature film.
Owen Marshall is regarded as one of our finest living writers. His stories capture the imagination and refuse to let go. From dark to funny, acerbic to warm, they probe our national psyche with clear-eyed insight. This selection from a long career ranges across New Zealand and ventures overseas; the pieces explore both cruelty and love; they look back to childhood and also capture the world we live in today. Full of unexpected turns, lyrical writing, wry observations and intriguing plots, this sampling offers a provocative take on New Zealand.
`I very much envy his ability to lay things down in such a way that each one has its natural weight and place, without any straining and heaving.’ – Maurice Gee, Sport
‘Owen Marshall has established himself as one of the masters of the short story’ – Livres Hebdo, Paris